Otitis Media (ear infection)

Written by Joe Miller

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Coughing and a runny nose are often associated with upper respiratory infections and should be monitored. Otitis media is most commonly found in children, persons with allergies, and persons with medical conditions such as a cleft palate.

Children are by farrepparttar leading demographic of individuals affected by otitis media. Research shows otitis media to rank second torepparttar 138014 common cold asrepparttar 138015 most common health problem among preschoolers. The fact that at least 50% of all children have at least one episode of otitis media beforerepparttar 138016 age of one is startling atrepparttar 138017 very least. But beforerepparttar 138018 age three, 35% of children will have had repeat episodes. And after three-years old, an estimated 5 million school days are missed each year due to otitis media.

Prevention is easy. Most of us remember to wash our hands frequently to avoid picking up bacteria from what we touch. However, most of us fail to remember to wash or flush out our nasal passages at least every now and then to avoid harboring bacteria from what we breathe.

Look for xylitol as leading ingredient as you are searching for nasal rinse or spray. Xylitol naturally keeps bacteria from settling onrepparttar 138019 membranes ofrepparttar 138020 nose,repparttar 138021 throat, andrepparttar 138022 Eustachian tube. Flushing with a nasal wash with xylitol, is a simple yet important solution to a flourishing health epidemic.

Joe Miller is specialist in online advertising. For more information on otitis media, please visit Xlear.com.

The Truth about Tooth Decay or Dental Caries

Written by Joe Miller

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With plaquerepparttar acid concentration is also higher (Ph 4 or lower), packing a more potent punch throughrepparttar 138013 outer enamel tissue ofrepparttar 138014 tooth. Saliva could take two or more hours to even penetraterepparttar 138015 plaque and beginrepparttar 138016 healing process.

There are a variety of preventative measures to take. I know people who have taken to a no-sweets diet to cut down on their sugar intake. There are many who bring toothpaste and a toothbrush to school or work with them in order to clean after each time they eat. Many more carry floss with them.

May I caution against two things? Please do not depend too heavily on fluoride. Little children who take in too much fluoride, even by swallowing toothpaste accidentally or unwittingly, develop dental flourosis, or yellow and white stains on their teeth in later childhood. Take it in healthy doses.

The second caution is to avoid too much brushing. People who brush excessively or applying too much pressure tear awayrepparttar 138017 gums and exposerepparttar 138018 roots directly torepparttar 138019 acids.

Now, may I suggest two things? Clean frequently and softly by brushing and by flossing. If you can hearrepparttar 138020 brushing sound as much asrepparttar 138021 other noise aroundrepparttar 138022 house, you are brushing too loudly. With brushing and floss, you donít need to try too hard to eliminaterepparttar 138023 plaque orrepparttar 138024 bacteria.

My next suggestion is to carry around gum that is not only sugarless but also supplemented by a natural element called xylitol. Be careful that you choose a gum where xylitol isrepparttar 138025 leading ingredient. Xylitol fights againstrepparttar 138026 habit bacteria has of settling into tissue to live. Xylitol is a natural bouncer, making cleaning throughoutrepparttar 138027 day easier and cleaning inrepparttar 138028 morning or at night more thorough.

One transcendent element is sugar. It is almost impossible to escape, and it is not healthy to escape altogether. Though we cannot and should not escape it completely, we can control it and prevent its decaying effects on our teeth.

Joe Miller is specialist in online advertising. For more information on tooth decay, please visit Xlear.com.

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